Muhammad Ali on the Vietnam War Draft
black athletes today are lacking in their political presence
I think I’ll miss you forever
Like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky
Later’s better than never
Even if you’re gone I’m gonna drive
For those of you who criticize Janelle’s signature monochromatic look.
From her speech on “Black Girls Rock”:
“When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trashman. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them.
This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.
Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monáe
BE VAIN AND BE UNASHAMED. LOVE YOURSELF FIERCELY AND TELL ANYONE WHO DOESN’T LIKE IT TO GO FUCK THEMSELVES.
casual reminder that for every person who doesn’t want to label their sexuality theres another person who prefers the tangibility of a word and both are ok
|what white people think white privilege is:||you're a cruel heartless meanie and you've never worked hard for anything in your life, ever, and any sort of hardship you'll face is automatically invalid because you're a monster|
|what white privilege actually is:||you will never experience any racism or racist comments that are genuinely dehumanizing, harmful and challenging to your identity, and any sort of "reverse racism" that you might face such as a PoC calling you a "cracker" is 100% justified thanks to all the fun your ancestors had with enslaving, colonising, and killing millions of PoC|
I wish I knew how to make my own clothes, that would be really cool.